November 27, 2015


On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

A better approach is for us to caution as brothers and sisters in the Lord: We appreciate your faithfulness to Christ in abstaining from sexual immorality and your service of the church through your writings. Yet we are concerned that elements of an un-renewed, fleshly mentality permeate some of your thinking about “gay coupling.”

The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within (and Betraying Christians)

The Episcopal Church is complicit in a Government program to bring in Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, because the Government pays it for them—but its largesse does not extend to Christian refugees.

[Bumped] Promises, Promises: What Now for the Loyal Opposition in Mississippi?

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is on an irreversible path toward full-on celebration and normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism, and any other deviant sexual cause that becomes fashionable among the theological leftists who run the diocese.

Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I harp on Rolling Stone’s UVA rape myth because the irony of an Easter retraction is just too rich.  Journalists used the Christian celebration, one they flippantly discount as myth, as cover for their own lying.  But it’s just one example.

The Drunken Joy Ride of Emotion

Our desires and emotions are to be treated with extreme skepticism. Do not lead with them. I am not at all saying “don’t feel them” or “all emotional experience is bad.” Not at all. This is not Vulcan Christianity or stoicism.

Islamic Atrocities, the “Narrative of Redemption” and Christmas

The events in Sydney over the last 24 hours have not ruined Christmas. Nothing can ruin Christmas - for the coming of Jesus into the World is greater than any other event. If anything, the deaths of 3 people in the Lindt Café only serves to demonstrate just how wonderful and necessary Christmas is.

[Bumped For Very Obvious Reasons] 8.5 Things I Rejoice In This Post-Election Day

5) This isn’t the Episcopal Church. Our country is far juster, far more interested in the rule of law, far more stable, far more popular, far less vicious, and far more conservative. It is completely within our power as conservatives—with God’s help—to transform this country’s political landscape if we so choose. It will be very hard and very long. The next two years will be appallingly painful. Every week or month, we’ll be reminded of the judgement of God—and our challenge will be not to get angry, or despairing, or inactive, but rather to humble ourselves all over again, repent, acknowledge the horrible consequences of our compromises, corruption, passivity, and loss of principle, and continue turning away from the wrong path and seeking the right one.

Restarting the Game: Archbishop Welby Attempts To Hit The Reset Button

It’s not a question of “how will the Communion divide”—that division, albeit internal, has already occurred.  The further question is not “how can we all live together in the midst of our profound disagreements” but is rather “what is to be done with the Provinces which have engaged in intrinsically communion-dividing actions?”

Got Ice Water?

The idea that we shouldn’t be able to indulge in something silly like the ice-water challenge because millions of African children are dying of thirst, says nothing about the wastefulness of Americans, and everything about the utter inability of Africa to take care of itself.

The utilitarian unity of burning at the stake and abortion

The Church thought it was sparing heretics eternal torment by burning them at the stake.  Abortionists tell us they are sparing people from miserable earthly lives.  Both ways, “It’s for their own good.”

Truro Rebirth Credited to Relationship Between the Rev. Baucum and Bishop Johnston


After more than ten years on the front lines of the Anglican wars, I have made a major change. This past Easter vigil, my family and I were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Is the Creed “the” Sufficient Standard of Orthodoxy?

The Creeds themselves, then, require obedience to Jesus Christ as the One Lord over all things. To profess the Creed but reject the word of God as revealed in the scriptures regarding marriage and sexuality is incoherent.

Stand Firm is 10 Years Old Today

In true Tom Sawyer fence-whitewashing style, I have minions who keep the site humming, while I sit in the shade chewing a blade of grass and complimenting them on their fine efforts.

Three Excuses for Bishop Salmon’s Inexcusable Invitation

Can you imagine what Paul might say to this kind of hair splitting? The Galatians respond to Paul’s letter: “Dear Paul, you wrote that the Judaizers are accursed and eternally condemned and that we ought not to listen to them because they teach a gospel that damns…but how about we let them preach to our pastors in training?

60 Theses on Real Integrity in the Anglican Church

The refusal to affirm a truth (particularly when it is a truth about God) is often just another way of denying it, but without taking responsibility for your denial. This is therefore a double dishonesty which only compounds the deceit.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

A modern city provides the visual for words evoking the historic catastrophe.  It can happen again, and that isn’t just a function of natural cycles.  There are moral and even supernatural forces in play.  There’s always a sense that Pompeii had it coming.  It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah for folks who don’t want to admit to that Old Testament God stuff.

The Week

Thanksgiving Thread

4 Happy Thanksgiving!  May your day be filled with loved ones, great friends, good food and lots and lots of laughter.  The first blessing on my list this year is that even though the world…

Hollywood Cheers for Culture of Death

8 ABC aired a show in primetime that featured an abortion while Silent Night played in the background.  In the middle of the episode, viewers suddenly saw Olivia arrive at a…


7 See if you can guess who sent this tweet before going to the link.  “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the…

Politically Incorrect

5 A baker in Ohio has decided to put all comers on notice that they do not intend to tow the politically correct line.“Notice: This store is politically incorrect,” the sign…

Has America Sold Her Christian Soul?

11 The ISIS/ISIL/IS (could we please agree on a convention, folks?—see below) terrorists in Paris have finally pushed America over the top, it would seem. Well, let the reader decide. Here are just the straight facts:…

Updated:  Widows and Orphans Used as Pawns in White House Gambit

11 UPDATE:  Looks like those harmless, peace-loving folks have struck again.  .  The White House thinks anyone who sees an increased risk of…

Foot in Mouth Disease or True Colors

8 John Kerry has been trying to walk this comment back for several days but with little success.  In the last days, obviously, that has been particularly put to the…

Tolerance.  A Thing of the Past?

4 Tolerance.  No longer something available for equal distribution.  Will the hysteria of the left ever subside? A professor who advocates that children have a right and a need to…

Compassion Deficit

6 Rather than funding a class on the Problem of Whiteness, someone needs to fund a class teaching these spoiled brats to see beyond their own selfish noses.

Dr. Mohler:  Why Can’t Christians Just Join the Revolution?

14 We will not because we cannot. Unlike those who embrace liberal theology, we do not see Christianity as a system of beliefs that we can just change as we see fit. We do not see…

Credit Where Credit Is Due

15 It becomes progressively more and more difficult to find worthwhile stuff about which to blog or comment these days. My erstwhile denomination, the Episcopal Church (USA), has sunk into the mire of blasphemy and…

The Pemberton Ruling - Liberal Theological and Political Method Exposed

6 Back in the UK a very important case has just gone through the Employment Tribunal. Rev. Jeremy Pemberton was the first Church of England priest to contract a same-sex marriage.…

California Requires Pregnancy Centers to Notify Mothers of Abortion Options

9 California wants to make sure every mother knows the option to kill her baby is available and at bargain basement rates! The Reproductive FACT Act now…

Paris Climate Treaty Could Bring About Major Wealth Redistribution

5 Leading on Paris climate treaty? We should lead from behind - instead of with brains in our behinds - on this new Treaty of Paris What an unpalatable irony. The 1783 Treaty of…

ISIS Goes to Twitter to Praise Recent Terror Attack on Students

4 The recent attack on students in California by a student, Faisal Mohammad, has been praised on an ISIS linked Twitter account that recently called for “lone…

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